Alesone Gray of Cranlegh
Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranlegh
Quarterly gules and sable, on a bend sinister argent three fleurs-de-lys gules
|Awards & Offices|
| AOA, GOA|
Rapier fighter, costumer, embroiderer, cook and confectioner.
Protege of Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, fostered to Don Donovan Shinnock.
Alesone Gray, is the daughter of a successful merchant that made a sizable donation to the crown and received a Knighthood. She grew up in Cranlegh village, Surrey, England, as the youngest sibling with five older brothers, in the later part of the 16th century. She was taught dancing at an early age, by the master hired to teach her brothers fencing. She would secretly watch the fencing lessons, longing to play with the blades. After being caught on numerous occasions with weapons in hand, her father allowed her to take lessons with her brothers. She eventually cajoled her father into allowing her to be trained to use black powder and cannons.
Offices & Positions
- Society Webminister, 2/25/2013 to current
- Kingdom Webminister,10/01/2009 to 2/25/2013
- Local Rapier Marshal, Canton of Black Icorndall, 8/13 to current
- Rapier Marshal at Large, 2010 to current
- Chronicler, Bhakail, 12/10-10/11
- Queen’s Guard, Alethea 1 9/08-4/09, Avelina II 10/13 to current
- Lady in Waiting, Kiena II 2013
- Mistress of the Robes, Brennan and Caoilfhionn 2014
Household and Guild Associations
- The Tadcaster Militia: 
- East Kingdom Cooks Guild: 
- East Kingdom Confectioners: 
- Guild of St Barbara (gunners): 
http://alysten.wordpress.com The bulk of my general SCA research, classes, projects, recipes can be found in my project journal. Included are my experiments, successes and epic failures. I have a more focused sugar blog.
http://sugarwricht.wordpress.com/ "Here begins the nyce and trewe accounte of Alesone Gray of Cranlegh, Sugarwricht. This booke of secrets shall endeavor to record my journey as I learn the skills that would have been needed to become a confectioner in a large noble household in 16th century England. Since confectioners were part of the Grocers, this is the my model for skill discovery and execution. At the end of the journey, I will have my own book of secrets, that I will be able to pass on to others like me, who share a love for confections."
- Rapier armor 
- Sugar paste 
- General projects 2013: 
- General projects 2012: 
- General projects 2011: 
- General projects 2010: 
- General projects 2009: